Motor Vehicle Accidents
Experienced Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Motor vehicle accidents happen all the time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes kill about 96 people in the United States every single day, as well as send 2.3 million people to the emergency room every year. The top causes of car accidents include distracted driving, reckless driving, drunk driving, speeding, and driving in bad weather conditions according to Business Insider.
If you were injured while driving a car, truck or motorcycle, or a car hit you while you were biking or walking in Kentucky or Ohio, then the personal injury attorneys at Adams Law are here for you. We can help you get the medical treatment you need as well as file a lawsuit against the defendant so you can get the compensation you deserve.
What Should You Do If You’ve Been in an Accident?
If you were involved in a motor vehicle-related accident, the first step is to gather the other party’s contact and insurance information, take photos of the scene, collect witness statements, and contact the police. However, if you are severely injured, then you need to simply call the police and get to a hospital right away. You should only stick around the scene of the accident if you are not seriously hurt and then once everything is wrapped up, you can go to the hospital, meet with a doctor and get X-rays, and any other exams that your doctor deems necessary.
After your accident, either your insurance company or the defendant’s insurance company may contact you to offer you a settlement. This will usually be a lower settlement than you deserve, so you should not accept it. Instead, you should contact a personal injury attorney to guide you.
The personal injury attorneys at Adams Law will collect all the relevant information about the accident from you, initiate contact with the insurance companies, examine the evidence they have, and help you get the medical treatment you need.
Our personal injury attorneys will attempt to garner a settlement from the insurance company that will cover your treatment, as well as any pain and suffering you experienced if it’s applicable in your case. For instance, if you’re a professional dancer and you can no longer dance because of your injury, that could count as pain and suffering and possibly affect the settlement.
Typically, personal injury cases are settled out of court, but in the rare instance that they are not, your personal injury attorney will go to court for you.
Why Is It Important to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney After An Accident?
Since an insurance company will likely offer you a low settlement, it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney who can get you a higher settlement to cover your medical bills as well as additional damages. If you don’t get the settlement you need, you will have to pay your medical bills and you won’t get any money for lost wages. Having a personal injury attorney on your side will help you cover your medical bills, your car, truck, or motorcycle repair bills, and your loss of income.
If you’re involved in an accident, you need to focus on your recovery and not on taking legal action. An experienced personal injury attorney will file all the necessary legal paperwork and negotiate with the insurance company so that you don’t have to. You don’t want to spend hours on the phone fighting with an insurance company when you are already drained of energy because of your accident. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with since they would rather not pay out proper settlements. Instead of wasting your time dealing with these companies, you can let a personal injury attorney do that for you.
You also don’t have to be concerned about the costs of a personal injury attorney, since your attorney will be paid out from the settlement. Unlike other kinds of attorneys, there are no retainers or out-of-pocket costs upfront. This is why personal injury attorneys only take on cases they believe they can win. There is no downside for you.
Working with the Personal Injury Attorneys at Adams Law
When you contact our personal injury attorneys at Adams Law, we will ask you a few basic questions about your accident like where and when it occurred as well as the circumstances surrounding it. For example, were you driving? Who caused the accident? Did the other driver seem distracted?
We will then ask you if you collected any evidence as well as contact information for the driver and witness statements. If you went to the hospital, we’ll contact the facility and gather your medical records. We will advise you on how to seek treatment and then you will get treatment for as long as you need it. Typical car accident injuries include whiplash, back pain, broken limbs, sprains, and bruising, but the pain may not come all at once. You may experience residual effects months after your accident, which is why we recommend taking your time to fully recover. You can never predict how your body is going to react to treatment or what other issues could come up over time.
As part of a treatment plan, you may work with professionals like primary care doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists, and you may have to go in for regular treatment as well as take medication in order to get better.
Once you are recovered, we will go ahead with the lawsuit and attempt to garner a settlement to cover your bills and any other damages.
Throughout the entire process, our personal injury attorneys will be here for you should you have any questions or concerns. We will always be open and honest about your case and let you know what we are working on and how your case is progressing.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and are seeking legal help, contact the personal injury attorneys at Adams Law today for a consultation.